Four Rivers holds December Chapter meeting


The Four Rivers Patriots Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting, Thursday night, December 15, 2022, at Chatters Restaurant in Lyons at 7 p.m. with President George King presiding and 12 attendees including 1 guest. The program for the night’s meeting was presented by Compatriot Hu Daughtry of the Mill Creek Chapter in Statesboro. Compatriot Hu's presentation was on Revolutionary War Patriot Ephraim Liles. Ephraim was a true American Patriot who enlisted in a South Carolina Militia Unit at the age of sixteen. He was primarily a scout for several Generals and experienced combat the battles of: Fishing Creek, Fish Dam Ford, Blackstock's Farm, and Fort Granby. While marching from Fishing Creek to Fish Dam Ford, he was wounded in the leg by South Carolina Tories. He died in Twiggs County, Georgia in 1854 at the age of 93. At the time of his death, he was a deserving recipient of a Revolutionary War Pension. Next, President George King installed the newest member, Dan Brown, into the Four Rivers Chapter. President George then inducted the 2023 Presidents staff: Vice President Steve Deweil, Registrar/Treasurer Dean Mills, Secretary Al Johnson, Genealogist Dess Smith III, Sgt-at-Arms Dan Brown and Chaplain Emory Fennell. Genealogist Dess Smith III followed by inducting President George King. Then Compatriot Dess Smith III presented President George King with streamers from the wreath presentation at the Fort Morris, "Come and Take It" event, and the 1st Siege of Augusta event.